Our Mission:
Helping Businesses

Our Story

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator aims to be a community of support for entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages in their business development.  Our team of professionals, mentors, successful entrepreneurs and board members surround your emerging business with skills, experience and networks to help you start and accelerate towards success.  We support entrepreneurs with an idea to those who want to take an existing business to the next level.    

Our clients operate social service businesses, breweries, software companies, salons, manufacturing plants, medical services, IT companies, professional services and more.  Their businesses are large and small, new and old.  We have helped them build strong companies through mentoring, business trainings, affordable office space and capital. 

 

Background

OzSBI opened its doors in January of 2012 after the renovation of the Butler Furniture Building in historic downtown West Plains. It was the ninth incubator in Missouri to open.   It was developed as nonprofit entrepreneurial assistance organization serving Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright Counties.

 

What We Do

Our passion is to help talented local entrepreneurs gain business skills, build relationships, get funded, and grow successful business.  Our goal is to improve the economy of the Ozarks by growing businesses that create good jobs, provide new products and services, and pursue innovation.   Profitable, sustainable and long-lasting businesses is what we help our clients create.  

 

Meet Our Staff

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ or Contact Us

 

Meet Our Board Members

Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Chairman of the Board, Retired Mfg. Plant Mgr.

 

Bryan Adcock

Bryan Adcock

Treasurer, Director of Ozark Action

 

Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith

Secretary, City of West Plains

 

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Member, Ray Ray’s BBQ

 

John Coleman

John Coleman

Member, Sumotext, Inc.

 

Michael Hoff

Michael Hoff

Member, Community First Bank

 

Autumn Shirley

Autumn Shirley

Member, FundRaiser Software

 

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Member, Kalista Beauty and Spa